Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2016

41-2021 Counter and Rental Clerks

Receive orders, generally in person, for repairs, rentals, and services. May describe available options, compute cost, and accept payment. Excludes "Counter Attendants, Cafeteria, Food Concession, and Coffee Shop" (35-3022), "Hotel, Motel, and Resort Desk Clerks" (43-4081), "Order Clerks" (43-4151), and "Reservation and Transportation Ticket Agents and Travel Clerks" (43-4181).


National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
Geographic profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
450,330 1.0 % $14.13 $29,390 0.4 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $8.82 $10.00 $12.29 $16.51 $22.47
Annual Wage (2) $18,350 $20,800 $25,550 $34,340 $46,740


Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest published employment and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all industries with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Lessors of Real Estate 64,430 11.07 $13.94 $28,990
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 56,870 27.86 $13.92 $28,960
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,270 13.05 $10.99 $22,860
Activities Related to Real Estate 37,640 5.73 $15.18 $31,570
Consumer Goods Rental 36,920 22.78 $12.48 $25,950

Industries with the highest concentration of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Automotive Equipment Rental and Leasing 56,870 27.86 $13.92 $28,960
Consumer Goods Rental 36,920 22.78 $12.48 $25,950
General Rental Centers 8,070 21.27 $14.28 $29,700
Drycleaning and Laundry Services 39,270 13.05 $10.99 $22,860
Lessors of Real Estate 64,430 11.07 $13.94 $28,990

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment (1) Percent of industry employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Home Furnishings Stores (8) (8) $20.76 $43,170
Automobile Dealers 32,660 2.57 $20.36 $42,350
Building Equipment Contractors 120 0.01 $20.33 $42,290
Motor Vehicle Body and Trailer Manufacturing 70 0.04 $19.33 $40,210
Architectural and Structural Metals Manufacturing 40 0.01 $19.20 $39,930


Geographic profile for this occupation: Top

States and areas with the highest published employment, location quotients, and wages for this occupation are provided. For a list of all areas with employment in this occupation, see the Create Customized Tables function.





States with the highest employment level in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
California 86,240 5.40 1.68 $15.69 $32,630
Texas 46,870 3.99 1.24 $13.56 $28,200
Florida 29,780 3.62 1.13 $13.64 $28,370
New York 21,180 2.33 0.73 $14.16 $29,450
Virginia 13,940 3.71 1.16 $14.80 $30,790




States with the highest concentration of jobs and location quotients in this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Colorado 13,750 5.48 1.71 $15.33 $31,880
California 86,240 5.40 1.68 $15.69 $32,630
Alabama 8,810 4.61 1.44 $12.90 $26,840
Texas 46,870 3.99 1.24 $13.56 $28,200
Nebraska 3,820 3.95 1.23 $13.02 $27,090




Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Connecticut 4,190 2.52 0.78 $16.45 $34,230
Hawaii 1,900 3.01 0.94 $16.32 $33,950
Maryland 10,300 3.90 1.22 $16.29 $33,890
Massachusetts 7,560 2.19 0.68 $16.13 $33,550
Oregon 4,510 2.52 0.78 $16.10 $33,480





Metropolitan areas with the highest employment level in this occupation:

Metropolitan area Employment (1) Employment per thousand jobs Location quotient (9) Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage (2)
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale, CA Metropolitan Division 23,960 5.68 1.77 $15.14 $31,490
New York-Jersey City-White Plains, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division 14,190 2.15 0.67 $14.49 $30,140
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land, TX 13,720 4.67 1.46 $13.60 $28,280
San Diego-Carlsbad, CA 9,010 6.49 2.02 $15.52 $32,290
Dallas-Plano-Irving, TX Metropolitan Division 8,860 3.64 1.14 $14.25 $29,640
Anaheim-Santa Ana-Irvine, CA Metropolitan Division 8,520 5.45 1.70 $15.99 $33,250
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale, AZ 7,710 3.98 1.24 $13.09 $27,230
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood, CO 7,610 5.38 1.68 $15.02 $31,230
Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division 6,780 2.72 0.85 $15.61 $32,460
Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA 6,330 4.64 1.45 $15.09 $31,380